Thursday, January 27, 2011

IFMR Centre for Micro Finance, Chennai

Microfinance World-wide
Microfinance has become a buzz word all over for the past five-ten years, particularly in the new millinneum.  The Development Goals certainly promise to better the quality of life world over with a serious attempt to reduce if not remove poverty from the society.  MFIs have been endeavouring but there was a shocking and sad development in Andhra Pradesh recently.  Hopefully, the situation would be retrieved soon.  In fact, several agencies, research organisations, banks, indiviudals, academicians, researchers, funding agencies, rating agencies, NGOs, and regulators like RBI, NABARD, SIDBI and others are working sincerely towards this.

IFMR is one such Institution with its Cente for Micro Finance rendering yeoman service.  I happened to read their work, communicate regularly and also witnessed a recent Conference in Pune on Jan 12-13, partnering with College of Agricultural Banking of RBI.  All about their contribution and projects can be seen in the link.

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